Lawyers for House Democrats are looking at a New York law that would give them a route to access President Donald Trump’s state tax returns. “The House counsel is reviewing all of that right now,” House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said Thursday. “They still have some legitimate concerns about it. That comes from House counsel, not me.”
Democrats have been seeking to obtain six years of the president’s federal personal and business returns since April. The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department have blocked Democrats’ repeated efforts to get the returns by invoking a federal law or issuing a subpoena. Neal escalated the conflict last week by suing the administration for the documents.
The New York law, which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this week, allows the chairmen of the congressional tax committees to request state tax information for many public officials who pay taxes in New York.